Bar says no to plea-only advocates – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 16th, 2012 in barristers, guilty pleas, news, solicitor advocates by tracey

“The Bar Council has strongly opposed the creation of a category of ‘non-trial’ advocates in the planned advocacy accreditation scheme. The ‘plea-only’ category – originally proposed by solicitor advocates – would put the public at risk and undermine public confidence in the profession and criminal justice system, the council says in its response to the fourth and final consultation on the controversial Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).”

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Law Society’s Gazette. 13th October 2012